Nestled in the natural beauty of the Ouachita Mountains on 1,940-acre Lake Catherine, one of the five popular Diamond Lakes in the Hot Springs area, Lake Catherine State Park features CCC/Rustic Style facilities constructed of native stone and wood by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s. Situated along the lakeshore are the park's 18 cabins that feature fully-equipped kitchens. Most have wood-burning fireplaces. The park's fully-accessible cabin, the Polly Crews Cabin, was designed in detail to serve the needs of visitors with disabilities. The cabin also includes its own private and fully-accessible fishing pier and boat dock. The 1,160-square-foot cabin is a design inspired by the rustic architectural designs of five other cabins in the park. An accessible parking space and path provide barrier-free access to the cabin. The two-bedroom cabin includes a bathroom offering both a spa tub and a roll-in shower. Just outside the cabin's screened porch overlooking the lake is a large flagstone patio with a picnic table and pedestal grill.

hiking
5 days ago

Scenic and well marked. Short hike with many interesting views , bridges , a waterfall , etc

Was a really great hike and had some pretty view spots and interesting bridges. It was a little populated with other hikers but everyone was very friendly.

easy trail with a few snags

Nice fun easy hike.

on Falls Branch Trail

hiking
1 month ago

Very pretty, quite and peaceful trail.

Fun, easy trail.

Nice trail with water views.

Lots of fun!

Great for us and 2 dogs. Not too crowded on a late September Sunday. We loved the waterfall and vistas!

hiking
2 months ago

this is a beautiful trail with a fun waterfall. The kids and dog enjoyed it! It would have been even more enjoyable if other people would pick up their trash. one family left a wet diaper by the waterfall. :(

beautiful and fun for the whole family! highly recommended for all ages!

this is in lake Catherine state park. good hike couple of nice views. wear bug spray, I left with tons of tiny ticks

hiking
3 months ago

This trail and the waterfall were beautiful! However, it is a moderate-level trail. In fact, all of the trails in this area are moderate-level according to the visitor center. Taking a 4 year old and two dogs was quite difficult...but I'll definitely return because I absolutely loved it, just not with so many responsibilities

Beautiful after a solid two weeks of rain. This may be our favorite trail in Central Arkansas.

hiking
3 months ago

Good place to have a family hike, trail running, or start building your endurance back up. My wife and I have been on alot of trails in Arkansas, but we keep coming back to this one.

Great easy trail but as of today the falls were dried up.

Great trail with great vantage points. Overgrowth was a bit worse than expected, but well worth the view!